The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) made one point clear: The GOP is still former Head of state Trump’s party.
The three-day celebration in Orlando, Fla., of members of the GOP grassroots union, had lots of praise for Trump, lacking much dissent and covered by an hourlong speech from the previous head of state himself.
The gathering likewise gave Republicans increasing stars, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as well as Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley (R) with a platform to test the political waters ahead of potential 2024 proposals.
Right here are few takeaways from this year’s CPAC.
“Trump devoted large portions of his speech, which lasted more than 90 minutes, to false claims about election fraud. He also said repeatedly that he could run for president again in 2024. And he suggested his near-term political focus will be on exacting retribution against the 17 Republicans in Congress who voted to impeach him in the House or to convict him in the Senate following the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
Trump named each of those Republicans, saving for last Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, whom he called a”warmonger.”He said they should all be ousted in 2022 primaries.”Get rid of them all,” he instructed the conservative audience.
Trump concluded his speech by predicting that in the coming years, “a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House.””And I wonder who that will be,” he said, in a typical nod toward a third campaign in 2024. “I wonder who that will be. Who? Who? Who will that be? I wonder.”Source